The Right Stuff

1983 The Ladd Company/Warner Bros. Directed by and Screenplay by Philip Kaufman Produced by Irwin Winkler/Robert Chartoff\ Based on “The Right Stuff” by Tom Wolfe Music by Bill Conti Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel One of the reasons why THE RIGHT STUFF stands out in my memory is because I saw it during its original theatrical […]

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Miami Blues

1989 Orion Pictures Directed and Written by George Armitage Produced by Fred Ward and Jonathan Demme Based on the novel “Miami Blues” by Charles Willeford   You ever watch a movie then see it years later and it in no way resembles the movie you saw years ago?  I had that feeling while watching MIAMI […]

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30 Minutes Or Less

2011 Columbia Pictures Directed by Ruben Fleischer Produced by Stuart Cornfeld and Ben Stiller Screenplay by Michael Diliberti Based on a story by Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan The R-rated comedy has been making a comeback in recent years and some of them have been quite notable such as “Tropic Thunder” “The Hangover” “Next Day […]

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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

1985 Orion Pictures Directed by Guy Hamilton Produced by Larry Spiegel and Dick Clark Screenplay by Christopher Wood Based on “The Destroyer” created by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir In the 1970’s there was a tremendous revival of pulp adventure heroes of the 1930’s and 1940’s.  And as a result the paperback racks in bookstores […]

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